Previews of the amazing CGI and audio tech coming at SIGGRAPH


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I for one welcome our new CGI overlords!


What I think every time I see stuff like this:
Wow! That’s amazing! Those people are geniuses!

Which is followed moments later with:
I wonder what actual problems these people could solve!


I went to SIGGRAPH a couple of times in the early 2000s when I was involved with scientific visualization. So many great talks that if a speaker failed to hook the audience in the first 5 minutes, everyone would just get up and leave (for the other talk or three that they had penned in as worthwhile). My favourite sessions were the in depth deconstructions of VFX sequences for current blockbuster movies. (Btw, this is one field where all that math finally comes in handy.)


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